Cordoba C7 CD Classical Guitar


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Cordoba C7 CD

The C7 is Cordoba's mid-priced true to form classical guitar, following traditional dimensions for the body and the neck.

This is meant to appeal to more experienced classical guitarists, who want nothing less than correct specs, from the scale length, to bout measurements down to nut width.

Also worth mentioning is how this guitar utilizes traditional tonewoods, with its solid Canadian cedar top and rosewood back and sides.


  • Top: Solid Canadian Red Cedar
  • Body: Rosewood back & sides
  • Finish: High Gloss PU
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")


The tone is the focal point of reviews of the Cordoba C7, impressing students, and experienced guitarists alike with its expressive and detailed sound. The quality of the neck and fretwork are also often commended, which translates to easy and comfortable playability. This great blend of tone, build quality, and affordability help make this the top-rated classical guitar in the sub $500 price range prior to the price going up in 2019.


There was one negative that was reported multiple times and on more than one website - the bridge had either begun to lift or had come off completely. This issue was only mentioned in a very small percentage of cases and didn't occur frequently enough to have much impact on its overall ratings. There are also a few who have reported minor cosmetic issues.


Based on the data we collected, this guitar is popular with experienced guitarists and serious classical guitar students, even at the college level.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String Guitars.

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